HISTORY Welcome To The Afro Antillean Museum
West Indian history is kept alive in
part by the Afro-Caribbean Museum
The West Indian Museum, like most of the other museums in Panama, is a part of the government entity known as the ‘Patrimonio Histórico’ of the National Institute of Culture (INAC).
January 3, 1910
This Museum occupies the building which at one time was the Christian Mission Church which was built in El Marañón, Calidonia, by Barbadian workers.
December 22, 1980
The West Indian Museum of Panama was inaugurated by the Panamanian government as a tribute to the West Indian immigrants who came to Panama to build the railroad and the Canal.
May 3, 2018
The Afro Antillean Museum reopened after six months of internal and external remodeling initiating the celebration of the Month of the Black ethnicity and commemorating the upcoming International Museum.
Our Activities Year Around Events
Gala Dinner Dance
Black Ethnicity Month
SAMAAP Queen and Princess
West Indian Fair
Know Your Canal Week
International Book Fair
A Time to Reminisce
Testimonials What Our visitors Are Saying
This year’s crowd at the ATLAPA convention Center was bigger than in the past, drawing isthmian residents of all ethnicities.
West Indian FairAt ATLAPA
I wish to thank SAMAAP for opening your doors to me and allowing me to use your research center/museum and library.
Dr. Beverly King MillerAuthor
What a super day! Great Caribbean music, incredibly friendly people, dancing, singing, a lot of smiles and of course eating.
XXX West Indian Fairat ATLAPA
SAMAAP has organized cultural and religious activities that bring out the best of the West-Indian community.
Adelaida Jones AlphonseProfessor
Events Upcoming S.A.M.A.A.P. Events
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Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event The Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP) is pleased to invite you to participate in our dinner and gala dance, culminating activity of the week “Know Your Canal” which is celebra [...]
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